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Thursday, November 20th, 2014

#SAHipHop2014: @Okmalumkoolkat has a new album

In 2010, I acquired an illegal copy of The Clonious’ Between the dots LP after hearing him play a set on Mary-Anne Hobbs’ Generation Bass programme which used to be hosted on BBC Radio 1. I instantly fell in love with his production style, a gently-grinding jazz crusade characterised by lush-sounding synth pads and a

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Weekend Music Break 49

The website has been a bit quiet lately, but don’t worry, it’s about to get lively again with this week’s music break. Finland’s rising lyricist Noah Kin breaks down his faith in the cinematic “You never asked”....

Friday, December 7th, 2012

“This is not Pantsula”

I got a treat when I was in Johannesburg recently. I was about to jump into a cab when this van pulls up and out piled these colorfully clad kids. With their exit came the loud blasting...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Tofo Tofo

So about those pantsula references in Beyonce’s latest video: Beyonce and her choreographer, Frank Gatson Jr, had seen a Mozambican group, Tofo Tofo, on Youtube. This is Gatson talking to MTV about Tofo Tofo, above in someone’s...